LG Optimus Vu 2 On The Way
Two Korean companies, Samsung and LG, have started a unique marathon in a market that is not developed yet. I am talking about the phablet niche where we can find not that many devices. The existing ones have succeeded though — that’s why both manufacturers decided to launch follow-ups to their leading phablets. The Galaxy Note 2 has already been discussed in many blogs, but we hadn’t heard anything about the successor to the Optimus Vu. Now LG have revealed their plans concerning the device, and we can take a look at the changes made in the specs list and see if it can succeed.
As for the Galaxy Note 2, this handset is rumored to be announced at IFA, which will take place in Berlin on August 30. But the LG Optimus Vu 2 will be announced a bit sooner, which can help LG a lot.
The Optimus Vu 2 will sport a 5-inch touchscreen at 1024×768 pixel resolution and aspect ratio of 4:3 like its predecessor. By the way, this unusual display has become the selling point of the original Vu, so we guess this time it will play an important role, too. We can also find a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5 GHz dual-core processor under the hood, which is better than what we saw in the original Vu. Of course, the frequency is the same, but in terms of technology these two are quite different processors. And the new Vu will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
As you see the upgraded version of the Vu doesn’t look as sexy as the follow-up to the Galaxy Note , which will come with a 5.5-inch display, the same Exynos unit seen in the Galaxy S3 and a number of other nice features. But both devices will support LTE that makes them competitive in a certain market.